As a kid I dreaded the obligatory summer garage sale, replete with days of work/parting with beloved (and forgotten) items/ early, sweaty, fake mingling with people I'd never otherwise be speaking to/ never getting a cut of the meager profits.
In my adulthood, however, my penny pinching adulthood I have more than once reaped the fruits of said labor while putting in more than a few hours (but not as many as my worker-bee husband) of hosting our very own garage sales.Quite a few times this summer I've been on the receiving end of the ubiquitous good deal, and this morning was no exception. You may remember my fortuitous finds here, but what do you think about this great hutch?
Any guesses on how much she set me back?
One of my favorite things about her is the throwback to Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Cherokee Red that he used in the Zimmerman house (top photo) and has become synonymous with his designs.
When I was first exposed to this color in High School, it was so abrasive, like, in the ugly retro hope-that-never-comes-back-in-style kind of way. It now warms my heart and I can't imagine a more homey color, especially with that rich gold. How did that one-eighty happen?
I would love to know: what was your favorite garage sale find?
*Oh, and be sure to check out Papermash's giveaway.